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Blueberry Bushes

Blueberries are a delicious fruit that can be found in many grocery stores. However, there is nothing like the taste of fresh berries from your own backyard.

In the guides below, we outline how to grow blueberries at home, varieties to select, when and how to harvest, transplanting tips, propagation advice, pest and disease control, and more. New to growing these tasty fruits? Start with our 101 growing guide.

How to Grow and Care for Blueberry Bushes

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Nutritious and oh-so-delicious, blueberries are the perfect plant for your berry patch. On top of the famous fruits, the plants themselves are quite beautiful, with intense red foliage in the fall and highly fragrant blossoms in the spring. In this guide, we’ll show you how to plant, grow, and help these bushes thrive.

How to Lower Soil pH to Grow Blueberries

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Even if your soil isn’t absolutely perfect, you can still grow and enjoy blueberry bushes. Gardener’s Path explains how to lower soil pH for the long-term so your blueberries can really thrive. This comprehensive guide helps you sort out your soil situation so you can start enjoying the delicious fruits. Read more now.

How to Harvest Perfectly Ripe Blueberries

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Make the most of your blueberry harvest this season. With a little bit of patience and by following a few simple guidelines, you can obtain a productive harvest of delicious berries to eat fresh or preserve for later. Learn how and when to harvest blueberries for the sweetest, juiciest fruits. Read more now.

Tips for Growing Lowbush Blueberries

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With pretty bell-shaped flowers, compact growth that turns red in autumn, and smaller, sweeter berries than their highbush counterparts, lowbush blueberries make a great addition to any garden. Growing and caring for this hardy shrub is easy if you know what to do. Discover our tip tips for growing lowbush blueberries.

Tips for Growing Highbush Blueberries in Your Garden

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Highbush blueberries produce tons of fruit in the summer, with gorgeous blossoms in the spring and foliage that turns bright colors in the fall. What’s not to love? Learn everything you need to know to select, plant, and care for these fantastic fruits. You’ll be digging in before you know it. Read more now.

How to Identify and Manage Common Blueberry Pests and Diseases

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Blueberry plants are susceptible to a handful of common pests and diseases. By taking certain preventative steps, you’ll dodge many of these issues and will enjoy a bountiful blueberry harvest. Learn how to identify the most common pests and diseases that affect blueberries and what to do about them in this guide.

How and When to Fertilize Blueberry Bushes

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Blueberries are an iconic summer fruit that is enjoyed all over the world. If fertilized correctly in the early spring, you can count on an incredible harvest in the summer. These delicious berries have very specific fertilization needs, so grab your gardening gloves and dive in to this guide. Read more now.

Top 10 Blueberry Varieties to Grow for Home Harvests

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Nothing says summer like fresh seasonal fruit, perfect for snacking, canning, and baking. Want to grow your own blueberries at home? If you have an area of acidic, well-draining soil with full sun, then this top 10 list is for you. Check out our favorite blueberry varieties for the home grower now.

How to Propagate Blueberry Bushes

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Are you eager to expand your blueberry patch? You could go to a nursery and buy potted plants, but why not try propagating your own? You can do this by taking cuttings, collecting and sowing seeds, via layering, or transplanting suckers Learn how to propagate your own blueberry plants using these methods. Read more now.

How to Grow Blueberries in Containers

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You don’t need lots of space, or a garden even, to grow and enjoy your own homegrown blueberries. You can grow these bushes in containers and keep them on your patio or balcony where they provide ornamental interest as well as delicious fruit. Learn how to grow your own blueberries in pots in this guide. Read more now.

How to Protect Blueberries from Birds

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You’ve waited all season, your blueberry plants are finally bursting with ripening berries, and your mouth is already watering. Don’t turn your back for too long, because birds love those ripe, sweet blueberries too. Read more now to learn all the different ways you can protect your blueberries from birds.

How to Transplant Blueberry Bushes

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If you’re growing blueberries and your bushes are outgrowing their current location or appear to be slow growing, or underperforming, it may be a good time to transplant. Transplanting blueberries to a fresh location in the garden can be an easy way to revitalize them. Learn how to transplant blueberries in this guide.